Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cloudless

Sunday was the last day for the butterfly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden so I went for one last look. The butterflies were very active fluttering around and landing on people and plants. This Cloudless Giant Sulfur butterfly (Phoebis sennae) found a matching hibiscus flower to settle on and almost disappear into the background.

12 comments:

Kate said...

Didn't notice the butterfly 'til you described it. The butterfly exhibits are so much fun!

brattcat said...

Amazing camouflage!

Kathy said...

Yes, I too struggled to see it. But if you click on the picture to enlarge, there he is, big as day! Great shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I also did not see the butterfly until I concentrated and then enlarged it. It is a perfect camouflage of color and shape.

glenda said...

Nice capture, Sharon. you really have to be looking closely to see this.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I guess butterflies survive by being with their nature. This one certainly has its nature!

Jacob said...

This is a superb photo...I had to enlarge the photo to see the butterfly - it was just absorbed by the flower - probably a defense mechanism...

Flutterby said...

I love the butterfly exhibit at Desert Botanical Gardens. I appreciate your shot of the butterfly hiding in plain sight. Well done.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

unbelievable. this has to be enlarged tp be believed.

Magpie said...

It has been nice the last couple of days to get out and enjoy this kind of activity. I fear those days are past us now.
Great photo...he's hiding!

JM said...

Great find and lovely photo!

Nathalie said...

How amazing! You really had to point it out to us. I thought it was just a slightly fading hibiscus!